Congresses are numerous, but few address the key issues facing clinicians in their daily practice. New information is often presented, but rarely in a form that is ready for use and the gap between theory and practice is not always addressed. The CoBRA congress will be different. It will deal with controversial issues in aspects of breast cancer care, with presentations, debates and discussions. The congress will provide a forum for key opinion leaders to effectively debate unresolved clinical and therapeutic dilemmas.
We expect strong support from academic and community breast cancer clinicians from Australia and the wider region.
- That population based breast cancer screening needs reform
- Advanced breast cancer in 2015: Can it be cured? Are traditional approaches outdated?
- Breast cancer ‘2020’: New developments that will change breast cancer management
Systemic Therapy Topics
- Multigene assays for early breast cancer: Necessary or is traditional pathology enough?
- Current controversies in neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy
- Controversies in adjuvant endocrine therapy
- Management of endocrine resistance
- Controversies in patients with brain metastases
- Controversies in the management of Her2 positive disease
Locoregional Therapy Topics
- DCIS: Overdiagnosed and overtreated, or the key to reduction in breast cancer morbidity and mortality?
- Optimising breast conservation: Better surgery, better RT, oncoplastic approaches?
- The axilla in 2015 — Z11, AMAROS, MA20 — how do they all fit?
- Reconstruction when post-mastectomy radiotherapy is required
Supportive Care Topics
- Are breast care nurses patient navigators or agents of lifestyle change?
- Status of survivorship/shared care planning
Young Scientist Award
Who is eligible to enter?
Physicians, scientists & researchers born 1981 or thereafter.
What is this competition all about?
The Scientific Committee of the World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer (CoBRA) invites young scientists
or researchers to submit their work and to join the Young Scientist Award competition.
The winner(s) will receive free registration, 3 nights’ hotel accommodation and the abstract will be presented as an oral presentation as an oral presentation.
Wow! How do I enter?
- Submit your abstract via the Congress website (Abstract) no later than Monday July 6, 2015.
- Register and pay registration fees (If your abstract is selected as a winner, your full registration fees will be refunded).
- Include your date of birth during the registration process.
Great! So what are the guidelines for submitting?
- Submitters must be born in 1981 or after.
- Submitters must be the first author of the abstract
- Attendance at the Congress by the winner is mandatory in order to receive and collect the award
- Winner(s) who cancel for any reason will not be entitled to collect their award.
- Bruce Mann, Australia
- Richard De Boer, Australia
- Javier Cortes, Spain
CoBRA China Advisory Committee
- Deyu Lu, Beijing, China
- Xiang Wang, Beijing, China
- Binghe Xu, Beijing, China
Local Program Committee
- Boon Chua, Melbourne
- John Collins, Melbourne
- Steven David, Melbourne
- Elisabeth Elder, Sydney
- Jane Fox, Melbourne
- Stephen Fox, Melbourne
- Prue Francis, Melbourne
- Michael Green, Melbourne
- Mustafa Khasraw, Geelong
- Elgene Lim, Melbourne
- Geoff Lindeman, Melbourne
- Sherene Loi, Melbourne
- Nicole McCarthy, Brisbane
- Susan Pendlebury, Sydney
- Claire Phillips, Melbourne
- Kelly-Anne Phillips, Melbourne
- Allison Rose, Melbourne
- Christobel Saunders, Perth
- Eva Segelov, Sydney
- Kerry Shanahan, Melbourne
- Lisa Sheeran, Melbourne
- David Speakman, Melbourne
- Nicholas Wilcken, Sydney